Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

IF THE SHOE FITS

Their height difference: About 4 stilettos
After reuniting in February and, soon after, avoiding engagement rumors, Hayden Panettiere and on-again beau Wladimir Klitschko are taking their relationship to new heights with the Oct. 9 confirmation they are indeed set to wed. So what stands between the 24-year-old actress and her 37-year-old fiancé other than their 13-year age gap? Their 1-foot-4.5-inch (that's 16.5 inches!) height difference. Real talk: Panettiere's going to need more than a 4-inch pair of heels – try four pairs – like the ones she rocked at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, to see eye to eye with her man.

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Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

CHEERS TO THAT

Their height difference: About 2 steins of beer
Dating on and off since 2010, the 5-foot-2-inch Nashville star and the 6-foot-6½-inch Ukrainian boxing champ have never let their sizable vertical challenges interfere with their fun, including a September 2010 Oktoberfest celebration.

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Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

GNAW ON THIS

Their height difference: Nearly 3 dog bones
Height difference aside, it's puppy love for Panettiere and Klitschko (especially when they're walking their furry friend). The couple stay on the go, whether they're grabbing some tacos for lunch or taking in a Miami Heat game.

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Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

SAND MAN

Their height difference: About 1½ beach balls
The perks of having a tall fiancé: shade from the sun! During a 2011 Hawaiian getaway, Panettiere stayed close to her own personal lifeguard. And when it comes to heating it up, um, horizontally, the actress told Ellen DeGeneres that year, "Yeah, it works. We find a way. Where there's a will, there's a way!" Mahalo for that TMI, Hayden!

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Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

IN THE BAG

The difference: About 2½ clutches
Well, that's one way to make a big statement on the red carpet. Stepping out at May's Sports Emmy Awards, height's clearly just a number for the couple, who equally stun at the reception.

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Sizing Up the Love Match Between Hayden and Her Fiancé

JEAN-IUS OF LOVE

Their height difference: About 2 pairs of short-shorts
So what can we learn from Panettiere and Klitschko's romance? In fashion as in life, it's not size but fit that matters most. So if the short-shorts fit…

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